Date on which the South Carolina utility SCE&G and parent company SCANA announced they were abandoning construction of two unfinished nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer plant near Jenkinsville because it was "prohibitively expensive": 7/31/2017

As a result of the decision, which comes in the wake of the March bankruptcy filing by reactor builder Westinghouse, number of construction workers who lost their jobs: 6,000

Total amount SCE&G customers have already paid toward the canceled reactors: $1.4 billion

Year in which the South Carolina legislature passed the Base Load Review Act, allowing power companies to charge customers for construction costs even before a plant's completion: 2007

Of the 170 members of the South Carolina House, number who voted against the law: 6

Amount SCE&G contributed to South Carolina state political campaigns in the decade leading up to that vote: $125,650

Since 2009, number of rate hikes SCE&G customers have faced to finance the reactors' construction: 9

Percent of SCE&G's customers' monthly bill that now goes toward the abandoned reactors: 18

Amount the average annual residential bill of an SCE&G customer has increased to pay for the reactors: $324

Rank of South Carolina among states where residents bear the highest monthly electric costs: 1

South Carolina's percent poverty rate, by household income: 17.9

Percentage points by which that exceeds the U.S. poverty rate: 2.8

Poverty rate in Allendale County, which is South Carolina's poorest and in SCE&G's electric service area: 36

Number of times by which the portion of income spent on electricity by the bottom 20 percent of earners exceeds that of the top 20 percent: more than 7

Amount SCANA paid its top executives in performance bonuses over the past decade: $21.4 million

Performance bonus SCANA CEO and President Kevin Marsh got in 2016 in part because of his oversight of nuclear construction activities: $1.4 million

Marsh's total compensation that year: $6.1 million

Additional amount in reactor "abandonment costs" SCE&G wants its customers to pay over the next 60 years: $2.2 billion

Amount in abandonment costs that would be assumed by SCE&G and its shareholders: $0

Date on which state lawmakers formed a bipartisan energy caucus to revisit the Base Load Review Act: 8/2/2017

Date on which South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson informed the state legislature that his office was investigating the reactor cancellation: 8/4/2017

Date on which Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club filed a formal intervention with the South Carolina Public Service Commission seeking to block additional charges to ratepayers: 8/7/2017

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